Countdown to Prince George's birthday: magical milestones from his first year

The first 12 months of a baby's life are full of exciting milestones – the first smile, first laugh, first tooth – every week brings something new. As he approaches his first birthday, Prince George has lived all of these, like any other tot his age.

However, being a royal baby – the little future King has a list of unique milestones which distinguish him from others of his generation. First visit from the Queen, debut in front of the world's press or first official portrait – these events are certainly not about to be written down in baby books across the UK by proud parents keen to record their child's first year of life.



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As the countdown to George's 22 July birthday begins, HELLO! Online takes a look at the significant firsts already experienced by the little Prince and his parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, neé Kate Middleton.